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Ulster Bank cutting 64 staff in Belfast

By John Mulgrew

More than 60 jobs are set to go at Ulster Bank, it has emerged.

The bank is seeking redundancies for 51 debt management staff, and 13 from its call centre. The staff affected are based at Danesfort in Stranmillis, south Belfast.

It comes just three months after the Belfast Telegraph revealed the bank is closing nine branches across Northern Ireland.

A spokesman for Ulster Bank said: "As part of our ongoing efforts to build a strong and sustainable bank, we are seeking 51 redundancies from our debt management operations team and 13 from our contact centre team.

“We will also be creating 10 new roles in our contact centre team as a result of these changes. We will aim to complete this process on a voluntary basis and we expect to be able to offer redeployment opportunities for all impacted employees.

“We are communicating directly with members of staff to explain the next steps to them.”

It's understood the bank will try to shed the posts through voluntary redundancy.

In March, Ulster Bank revealed it's closing nine branches in October this year. They include the Antrim Road, Woodstock Road, Boucher Road and Newtownbreda in Belfast, Kircubbin in Co Down, Garvagh and Monkstown in Co Antrim and Ulster Bank's Londonderry branch close to the Millennium Forum.

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